In 2018, the European Tour plans to experiment with the idea of a shot clock to address the slow pace-of-play problem permeating the sport. Will the PGA follow suit? | Oct 13, 2017, 12:27pm ET
It's time for me to get back to work and talk about sports again. After a short summer break, I'll be rolling out the articles again just in time for the new College Football and NFL seasons. | July 25, 2017, 1:48pm ET
Here we go again. Another Tour event is marred by a weird penalty debacle caused by a viewer email. This time it involves America's best women's player. | April 14, 2017, 1:35pm ET
After going 0-73 in career starts, Spaniard Sergio Garcia finally got his first major win at the 2017 Masters. So what was the difference? An inner peace that never seemed to be there before. | April 10, 2017, 5:44pm ET
There seems to be an endless stream of talent emerging on the PGA Tour. With so many first-time winners in our midst, what will happen at the majors this season? | March 2, 2017, 1:32pm ET
Are we "witnessing the birth of another American superstar" in Justin Thomas? It's hard to fathom what he's done in the last several weeks. I'll sort it out in this column. | Jan 18, 2017, 6:06pm ET
This is my 5th Annual Frankengolfer column, where I reveal who the best players were statistically from the previous season and piece them together into the ultimate PGA golfer. | Nov 15, 5:43pm ET
The first thing that came to my mind when I heard the PGA was hiring a new commissioner, was to put down in writing all of the issues I would discuss with him if I had the opportunity. | Nov 8, 5:04pm ET
I’ve seen several theories as to which players should be on golfing's version of an imaginary Mount Rushmore, but I’ve never found any that includes all four of the icons I’ve chosen. | Oct 5, 8:34pm ET
I am in the camp that thinks P.J. Willett went too far with his insults about American golfers and their fans this week. | Oct 1, 3:03pm ET
An advantage of winning the FedExCup and one that seems to now be motivating players is that it can help salvage an otherwise disappointing season. | Sept 26, 5:46pm ET
Who cares most about the FedExCup Playoffs? The PGA Tour? The Players? The fans? If you answered the PGA Tour - You’re probably right. | Sept 16, 5:37pm ET
This article is the first in a new series about former athletes that have been forgotten but have left their mark on the sport they played. | June 4, 3:27pm ET
Bubba Watson recently said he would walk away from pro golf if he reached the World's #1 ranking. But, if he did leave golf anytime soon, it would be a blow for ratings. | Dec 18, 2015 5:36pm ET
Fowler had a breakout year in 2015 but yet he still couldn't win a major. Perhaps it's time he focus on mental strength and maturity to kick it up another notch. | Dec 16, 2015 5:01pm ET
It's my 4th annual Frankengolfer column. See who I chose to be in the four major areas of the sport based on the statistics. | Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:37pm ET
I suggest some non-customary amusing variations of the game to bring more interest for the fans. For ex - What if caddies are mandated to tee off for their pros on 1 hole before the cut? | Sep 15, 2015 @ 6:06pm ET
On Friday, I published an article outlining my gut feeling that the USGA’s decision to hold this year’s US Open at Chambers Bay would backfire.
Unfortunately, there was much evidence to support that premonition over the weekend.
First, the course continued to look worse for tv viewers as the fescue dried out and ...
It’s been widely reported in the weeks leading up to this year’s US Open that many players have publicly complained about the golf course chosen for this, our 115th national championship.
Dubbed “Chambers Bay”, it is an 8-yr old public man-made links style golf course founded on a former gravel quarry on the ...
As a fan of the PGA Tour, I’ve always assumed that caddies who work for pro golfers in this modern era were well taken care of.
After all, according to the Association of Pro Tour Caddies website, they receive a decent salary ($1200-$3000/week), and get a cut of the golfer’s winnings to boot (5-9% of the purse; 10% ...
My laboratory door has opened once again…
Inside, there is an imaginary curtain up. And, standing behind it, is the perfect golfer: My 3rd annual “Frankengolfer”.
He is a collection of the best players in each of four major areas of the sport based on the previous end-of-year stats.
I first created him in ...
Tiger Woods said at a press conference early last week that he is “pain free for the first time in 2 years”.
We can interpret that statement two ways.
It’s either going to be very good for the golfing legend… or bad.
Namely, can Tiger still be as successful without chasing pain down on a regular basis?
Over the last year, I haven’t played as much golf as I would have liked.
Not that I haven’t been thinking about it… a lot.
I envision myself on the course quite a bit even when I’m not there.
I guess I should stop daydreaming and just do it.
Meanwhile, like the column I wrote last year “My 2012 ...
The feelings I’m left with after reading Hank Haney’s book “The Big Miss” were ones I wasn’t expecting.
I would have never anticipated that I would feel disturbed, confused, and disappointed by Haney, rather than illuminated and informed by his account of what it was like coaching Tiger Woods, the world’s ...
One major takeaway for me from the 2013 Masters is just how outdated the “Gentlemen’s Game” of golf is in this era of close scrutiny.
It all started on Friday during Tiger Woods’ second round when his approach shot to hole 15 hit the flagstick and careened into the water below. He took a drop and made bogey 6, ...
My Dad is quite possibly the biggest golf fan I know. He watches a lot of golf on tv, attends many events throughout the year, and is a very good golfer in his own right (despite having picked up the sport in his 50s).
Thus, without further ado, let me introduce the world to my Dad's predictions:
The easiest and most obvious choice to win. He’s on a roll right now plain and simple.
Even if we cast aside Tiger’s 4 previous Masters wins (’97, ’01, ’02, ’05) in 18 appearances, he’s playing phenomenal golf in 2013 and will be hard to beat. So far this year, in only 3 months, he’s ...
If you could be any PGA golfer, who would you be, and why?
This is not an easy question for me to answer. I can’t choose just one.
There are many PGA players who do certain things really well, but I can’t think of just one player who consistently excelled (overall) in all areas of their game in 2012.
So, I've ...
This week’s premiere PGA event is the WGC-Cadillac Championship played at the famous TPC Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort & Spa.
At 7,334 yards and containing long fairways, deep Bermuda rough, and an array of water hazards, Doral is a course which will demand length paired with supreme finesse from its ...
Yesterday, Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 golfer in the world, fielded questions from the media at a press conference in advance of the Accenture Match Play Championship set for this week.
Among other issues, McIlroy was queried about the use of PEDs in golf particularly in light of VJ Singh’s recent admission that he used ...